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- New of strange planets and stars
- What you can do with your old computers
- and our own personal tribute to Steve Jobs
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On This Day In History for August 31, 2011
- It was on this day in 1803 that Lewis and Clark start their expedition to the west by leaving Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania at 11 in the morning.
- Thomas Edison patents the Kinetoscope, the first movie projector today in 1897.
- It was also today in 1920, the first radio news program is broadcast by 8MK in Detroit, Michigan.
- The Aero Spacelines Super Guppy aircraft makes its first flight on August 31, 1965
- That same date in 1993, the HMS Mercury closes after 52 years in commission.
- and today in 1998 – North Korea reportedly launches Kwangmyŏngsŏng-1, its first satellite.
Happy Birthday goes out on this day to:
- Guillaume Amontons, French physicist and instrument maker born today in 1663
- German scientist Hermann von Helmholtz was born today in 1821
- also born today in 1913 – English radio astronomer Sir Bernard Lovell
- American physicist and Nobel laureate H. David Politzer, turns 62 today
- and finally, celebrating his 58th birthday Russian cosmonaut Pavel Vinogradov
And that’s the way it was, on this day in history for August 31, 2011
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